[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 97 (Monday, May 20, 2013)]
[Pages 29370-29371]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-11949]



Office of the Secretary

[Document Identifier: HHS-OS-19606-60D]

Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of 
Health and Human Services, announces plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). The ICR is for extending the use of the approved 
information collection assigned OMB control number 0990-0221, which 
expires on January 31, 2014. Prior to submitting that ICR to OMB, OS 
seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or 
any other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before July 19, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to 
Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or by calling (202) 690-6162.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information Collection Clearance 
staff, Information.CollectionClearance@hhs.gov or (202) 690-6162.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the document identifier HHS-OS-19606-60D 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Family Planning Annual 
Report: Forms and Instructions
    OMB No.: 0990-0221
    Abstract: The Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), U.S. Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS) administers and oversees the Title X Family 
Planning Program. The Family Planning Annual Report (FPAR) is an annual 
reporting requirement for family planning services delivery projects 
(``Title X service grantees'') authorized and funded by the Title X 
Family Planning Program [``Population Research and Voluntary Family 
Planning Programs'' (Pub. L. 91-572)], which was enacted in 1970 as 
Title X of the Public Health Service Act (Section 1001 of Title X of 
the Public Health Service Act, 42 United States Code 300). The Title X 
Family Planning Program is the only Federal grant program dedicated 
solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and 
related preventive health services. The program's purpose is to assist 
individuals in determining the number and spacing of their children and 
is designed to provide access to contraceptive services, supplies, and 
information to all who want and need them. By law, priority is given to 
persons from low-income families (Section 1006[c] of Title X of the 
Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 300). The FPAR is the only source 
of annual, uniform reporting by all Title X service grantees. The FPAR 
provides consistent, national-, regional-, state-, and grantee-level 
data on the services provided and the characteristics of the 
individuals served. Note that there are no changes to the FPAR except 
minor corrections or clarifications to submission and reporting 
instructions or definitions. The estimated average hour burden has been 
reduced to 36 hours, which is 4 hours lower than the 40-hour estimate 
of the previous OMB submission.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: OPA uses FPAR data to 
monitor compliance with statutory requirements and accountability and 
federal performance requirements for Title X family planning funds as 
required by the 1993 Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and 
HHS, to guide financial and program planning and evaluation, and to 
respond to inquiries about the program from policymakers and Congress.
    Likely Respondents: Title X service grantees.

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    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden-Hours
                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per     Total burden
                    Form name                       respondents    responses per   response (in        hours
                                                                    respondent        hours)
Family Planning Annual Report: Forms and                      93               1              36           3,348
    Total.......................................              93               1              36           3,348

    OS specifically requests comments on (1) The necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology to minimize the information 
collection burden.

Keith A. Tucker,
Information Collection Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-11949 Filed 5-17-13; 8:45 am]